Brother of 49ers' C.J. Beathard killed in stabbing

Two men were stabbed to death early Saturday at a Nashville bar and one of the victims was the brother of NFL quarterback C.J. Beathard, authorities said.

Nashville Police said 22-year-old Clayton Beathard and 21-year-old Paul Trapeni were stabbed in a fight at 2:50 a.m. outside the Dogwood Bar & Grill.

The Tennessean reports Beathard was the brother of quarterback C.J. Beathard of the San Francisco 49ers. The report says the victim also was the grandson of NFL Hall of Famer Bobby Beathard.

Police said the argument began over a woman inside the bar and turned into a larger fight involving more people outside. Beathard and Trapeni were stabbed in their sides, according to authorities. A third stabbing victim was treated and released from a hospital.

Police say they are searching for suspects in the stabbings.

The 49ers organization was "shocked and deeply saddened" to hear of Beathard's death, the team said in a release.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to C.J. and the entire Beathard family as they cope with the unthinkable loss of a loved one," the team said.

Niners coach Kyle Shanahan began his postgame press conference addressing the tragic loss of Beathard's brother.

"Just want to say how much we appreciate the Beathard family," Shanahan said. "What happened last night was very tough on C.J. and his family and was a tragedy. Such a great family, we've been with C.J. here for three years and he's as good as any person I've been around. Their family is unbelievable.

"I never got a chance to meet Clay but knowing how his parents are, knowing how C.J. is, knowing the stuff they've told me about him, he was unbelievably special person. So, just our hearts and prayers are out with them and I know his dad reached out to us with texts, just how great everyone's been on social media and just the respect everyone's giving their family. He can't appreciate it enough but I think everyone understands how horrible the thing that happened to their family last night [was]. Our prayers are with him."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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